H-E-B opens new store in Cibolo

The 110,000-square-foot store will feature an H-E-B Brand Shop

CIBOLO, Texas – One of the fastest-growing cities in the area now has its own grocery store.

H-E-B opened its newest store at 6 a.m. on Wednesday at 850 FM 1103 in Cibolo.

The grocer has owned the 45-acre property at the corner of FM 1103 and Main Street for more than a decade but didn’t commit to building a store there until 2021. The agreement was signed in the thick of supply shortages that were causing construction delays and the city gave H-E-B until June of 2023 to complete the store. Led by an all-female design and construction leadership team comprised of H-E-B Partners as well as associates with the project’s contractor, Joeris — the building construction was finished months ahead of that deadline.

The new Cibolo H-E-B will officially open to the public on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (H-E-B)

Cibolo is booming with a population of 32,000 — about 10 times as many residents as it had 20 years ago. The store will also draw residents from other nearby areas of Marion, Santa Clara and Schertz.

It will be open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Until now, the closest H-E-B is about 15 minutes away in Schertz, and it’s one of the busiest stores in the San Antonio area.

The 110,000-square-foot Cibolo store will have a drive-thru pharmacy and offer curbside service and home delivery. Unlike the Schertz store, it won’t be an H-E-B Plus, but the Cibolo store will feature an H-E-B Brand Shop.

H-E-B and the City of Cibolo celebrate a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 24 ahead of the store's Jan. 25 opening. (KSAT)

A 55,000-square-foot e-commerce fulfillment center will open later this year on the site. The grocer has already opened a handful of fulfillment centers around the state as the demand for curbside and delivery orders continues to grow. The center will hold goods used in digital orders and allow for more efficiency and less congestion inside the store itself.

Last year, former City Councilman and current Mayor Mark Allen said H-E-B was also developing a walking trail near an adjacent pond that will have benches for sitting and possibly a small pier for fishing. The hike and bike trail will connect to Cibolo’s master parks trail system and is expected to be completed later this year.

The City of Cibolo is giving H-E-B a 10-year rebate of the maintenance and operation portion of the ad valorem tax and impact fee credits.

City Manager Wayne Reed estimates the agreement will give H-E-B a maximum benefit of $2.2 million in rebates while giving the city of Cibolo more than $5.3 million in revenue over the first 10 years and more than $30 million in capital investments.

The store is expected to bring in 350 new jobs with an average salary of $26,146.

During a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, H-E-B commemorated the store’s grand opening with a $10,000 donation to the Schertz Cibolo Universal City Education Foundation and a $1,000 gift card and two Kodi bags full of snacks to SCUC District STEM Goes Red group.

H-E-B and the City of Cibolo celebrate a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 24 ahead of the store's Jan. 25 opening. (KSAT)

Watch the video at the top of the article for a sneak peek inside the store.


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Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 20 years. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. After producing thousands of newscasts, she transitioned to the digital team in 2015. She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy.